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Homeless Men and Google

Friendswood Community Church has blessed our organization with 15,000 dollars to refurbish our Computer Learning Center at the Men's Development Center.   Today applications and tools are on the Internet so we are moving away from our old fat client desktop computer model that loaded down the desktop with applications like typing tutorials and Microsoft Office applications model to a web tools... Read More »
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The Long Journey Home... How your support saved Wendi’s family

I met Wendi and her daughters in June 2008. This was around the time they first arrived at Star of Hope’s Women and Family Emergency Shelter. On this particular day volunteers from Westin Hotels catered a meal and threw a big party for the families at the shelter.Wendi and her family soon moved from the Emergency Center and into the Star of Hope Transitional Living Center for Women and Families. ... Read More »
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Thanksgiving... Yours, Mine & Ours

Thanksgiving is coming in just a week… and if your family is anything like mine, you travel to be together and thank God for all His blessings. We always gather around a traditional Thanksgiving table, complete with family and friends, with a feast of turkey and all the trimmings, dressing and giblet gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.Remind you of your home at holiday time? It is also... Read More »
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Why Shouldn’t Homeless Kids Have High Hopes?

Recently, CNN aired a touching story about an honor student whose ambition is to be a Harvard grad, with a Ph.D in medicine. It’s not the kind of story you expect to see making national headlines, except this student is poor, homeless, highly intelligent and living in a California shelter with his mother and sister.I thought of Kelsey, one of our teens who lived at the Star of Hope Transitional Liv... Read More »
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No Place Like Home

I just spent the last week moving into a new home for my family. During these past few weeks as we have been finalizing and moving into our new home, my thoughts have especially been on what "home" means for our Star of Hope men, women and children.Our clients have each lost it all… gone is their apartment or their home. They’ve worn out their welcome with friends where they can stay a... Read More »
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Christmas in August - Back to School Parties

Remember how exciting it was to shop for the opening of school; to finally get those cool sneakers you wanted and a book-bag -- that would hold all your stuff? That’s exactly what it was like for the children at Star of Hope late last week.Our fabulous volunteersswarmed our family shelters and blessed our school-aged children with back-to-school parties, complete with hugs, high-fives,... Read More »
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Hot Summer Days Are Here!

Hopefully, your home air conditioner is holding out ok in all this heat. But what if you didn’t even have a home? Can you imagine what it is like to be homeless, hot, on the streets or living out of a car, and unable to find relief?June 21 was the first day of summer this year, and already Houston is experiencing record heat on a daily basis. With no rain in the past 30 days, and more heat... Read More »
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